How To Prevent A Dog Bite And What To Do If It Happens

So I was going through a forum and I came across a question about what to do next after dog bite. Apparently the person asking the question said his dog accidentally bite him and he's worried about rabies.

This is just one of the normal dangers of life really, though our dogs may be our best friends, but dogs are still animals and they can bite. In fact, dogs bite about 2 million Nigerians every year, half of them children between ages 5 and 9.

One out of every five of those bites causes an injury that requires medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Children are also more likely than adults to be injured by a dog bite.

Although strays or other strange dogs can bite, most of the time people are actually bitten by a dog they know, which could be a friend's dog or even the family pet.

To prevent dog bites:

  • When choosing a dog for a family pet, pick one with a good temperament.
  • Stay away from any dogs you don't know.
  • Never leave young children alone with a dog -- especially an unfamiliar one.
  • Don't try to play with any dog that is eating or feeding her puppies.
  • Whenever you approach a dog, do so slowly,and give the dog the chance to approach you.
  • If a dog becomes aggressive, do not run away or scream. Stay calm, move slowly, and don't make eye contact with the dog.
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